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Когда одна дверь закрывается, несколько других открываются. Джоан Макдональд из Онтарио, знает об этом все. Она считает, что возраст не помешает тому, как вы живете. То, что ты стар, не означает, что ты должен отказаться от жизни или просто тратить оставшиеся годы. После того, как ее главный врач упомянул рецептурные лекарства для ее старости, она решила, что ей пора изменить свой мир вокруг. Так она попала в фитнес-индустрию.

Теперь она позирует для обложек журналов. Излишне говорить, что эта женщина вдохновляет всех вокруг нас. Джоан довольно известная личность в Instagram с более чем 400 тысячами подписчиков.

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Here is my everyday stretch that I do and it’s called The World’s Greatest Stretch. (Outfit is by @womensbest ) 🌸🌸 I do one set on each side and it takes me about a minute per side. I started doing this stretch when I had lost the first 30 lbs and my vertigo was in check. 💕💕 Now that I’ve been practicing for a couple of years I can really see the change in my agility. It just goes to show you, all you need to do is keep chipping away at the block and “miracles” will occur. When you see my videos now, always remember that I started from a very challenging place: overweight, old, and exhausted. I never thought much about the end result. I honestly think that might have overwhelmed me. Instead I just kept my head down and focused on the task at hand. In this case I started out with simple stretches like the calf wall stretch and the simple runners stretch. As the weight came off and I could move a little better, my coach @yourhealthyhedonista graduated me to this stretch (which was still very very awkward and difficult when I started out). So please if you are in a bad state right now, don’t get overwhelmed by how far you have to go. Rest assured that with daily effort and consistency it will all come together for you. Get to work on focusing on the small, daily improvements that are the essential early steps on this long journey. Enjoy each step of the way. 🙏 Keys to this stretch: 1) keep a tight core and even breathing 2) keep your feet in alignment and move slowly really allowing yourself to get balanced 3) take the stretch to where it is uncomfortable but not painful. That may mean many things to different people but I always aim to push myself myself just a little bit further each day, as long as my breath and awareness are calm 💕💕 . Gym: @tulumstrengthclub . #womensbestwear #womensbest #yoga #stretching #mobility #fitover70.

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3 years ago I began this long, slow journey and now I realize that there really isn’t any end to it. Each day I move in a direction based on my choices. Each month is a new milestone. Each year I seem to have changed so completely I think I can’t change any more and yet I do.💕💕 At this point, I truly realize that we are limitless. At any moment we can make a decision to change. No matter how difficult or challenging life is, we must remain steadfast in our aim and keep inching forward. When I got started I never imagined I’d be where I am today. I just wanted to get my health back and get off my medication. Each door we step through leads to another door and then another. I hope you all keep choosing to grow! To learn to love yourself, take the best care of yourself, and dare to dream and love with your whole heart again.🙏🙏 . Pink outfit by @womensbest . . #transformation #hope #justdoit.

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Here is my first 10 months of transformation, and two more recent photos, just to share with you the reality of this long, slow process that I’m still on..😅😅 The year I started was 2017. The first number is the date. Second number is my weight. Third number is my waist. Fourth number is my hips at the widest. 😅 Last number is my upper right thigh at the widest. . 🙏 That first crucial year was full of all kinds of challenges and heartbreak, but somehow I kept plugging along. I lost my mom who I still miss very, very much. I had to learn to be content with each step forward, and with each stage of my transformation. I had to really fall in love with my habits and learn to take pride in my meal planning and food prep (I’m still working on that one, trust me!). I’m sharing this with you so that those of you starting out will see what a big transformation actually looks like over the months. I get to enjoy great health and a size small body now because the woman in the photos worked her booty off to change her ways. Now I enjoy meditation, learning Spanish, using apps, and I’m medication free, and I owe it all to her! I also owe it to my future self to KEEP ON GOING and to never again take my health or my habits for granted . 💕 You can catch more of my story at 1 pm EDT at @thesocialctv today! Keep on spreading the message that deep, lasting change is possible AT ANY AGE! 🏆🏆🏆 . #transformation #fitover70.

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A lot of you keep asking me how I got started. I know for those of you just beginning with this, it all seems so overwhelming and maybe you doubt yourself, and wonder if you have what it takes. I know sometimes those doubts and fears can take the wind right out of your sails before the boat even gets a chance to leave the harbor. Well, I’m here to tell you that you CAN do it, that you DO have what it takes and that all the changes that this long journey will entail will be worth it. 💕 . When I look back I find it difficult to remember exactly what motivated me to get started. At this point I need an old photograph or video to really remind me of where I started from. But when I really go back in time I can catch little glimpses..I start to remember how angry and easily upset I used to be, how frustrated and disheartened I used to feel. I never let people take photos of me because I couldn’t accept where I was and yet, I also couldn’t seem to change. It was a very tough place to be, and I stayed in that place for a very long time. It was a night just after New Years when I had my breakthrough. My daughter was home for a powerlifting meet, and she must have tried everything in the books to try to get me onboard with her online training program for women. She was very worried about my health, and especially because she found out I was taking pills for my heart. I remember she made up a little chant for me to help me get out of my head, and into my heart. I think at some point we can become our own worst enemy, and lose faith in our ability to take care of ourselves and to make a change for the better. I love to sing, and the words of the chant were: “My life, my body, is a gift to the Lord”. We sang it over and over again, and I cried. For me, it really helped me tap into something greater than myself. Thinking that the work I faced was a duty I owed to a force greater than me helped me out of that dark place. That idea, plus hard work, helped get me to where I am now. If my journey can help some of you light your own candle and get going, then I am at peace knowing I’ve helped you in some small way. Love Joan xo . @paulbuceta

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42 vs 72. Who did it better? 😅😅😅 I had to dig up some old photos of myself for an upcoming interview and boy oh boy was I shocked! I just don’t remember myself being that big for that long. I thought it was just for a short period of time. I thought it was just old age creeping in, but when I look back through decades of photos, I see a different story. I wish I knew then what I know now. I now eat more food more often! I have more energy! I have more balance! I have a more positive outlook on life! Wishing you all a terrific week of growth, self-love and success! 🌸🌸🌸 . . #grandma #masterathlete #athlete #inspo #fitspo #health #age #agingbackwards #fitover70 #olderwomen #oldermodel #silverhair #bodybuilding #girlswholift #strongwomen #yhhwomen #tscathlete #makeover #transformation #weightloss

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